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Oct 17 2019
kpomm
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41 female
 Joined Nov 05 2014
 Rio Verde, AZ
Iron Dike RuinsPayson, AZ
Payson, AZ
Hiking avatar Oct 17 2019
kpomm
Hiking0.80 Miles 504 AEG
Hiking0.80 Miles
504 ft AEG
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Having passed Iron Dike numerous times, I decided to hike to the Ruins with a friend. After all these years, the defensive walls are still in good shape and the outlines of the rooms, too.Views from the top are impressive - easy to see why Native Americans would build there as they could see anyone approaching their village.

We parked off FR627, bushwhacked to the cattle trough, then followed game and cattle trails until we caught the jeep road on the northeast side of Iron Dike. We followed the agave road to the top where we enjoyed the Ruins and were joined briefly by a tarantula. Views to Bartlett Dam, the road to Mormon’s Grove TH, and 201 to Mount Peeley. Great day.
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Dec 30 2017
ssk44
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44 male
 Joined Mar 31 2008
 Gilbert, AZ
Iron Dike RuinsPayson, AZ
Payson, AZ
Hiking avatar Dec 30 2017
ssk44
Hiking1.25 Miles 504 AEG
Hiking1.25 Miles
504 ft AEG
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I found this site on GE as usual. A quick search on HAZ after the fact revealed that a few other HAZ members have been hear. I wasn't really expecting much today. I really didn't care either way. Just an exercise hike and exploring. I've been needing some normality. This site turned out to be much better then I had planned. There's much more going on up there than what is seen on satellite. Lots of random rooms within a large border defense wall. The defense wall is mostly on the south/southeast edge. The rugged steep west/northwest edge doesn't need it. No artifacts. I wasn't really expecting much being so close to a high voltage power line route. Basically just a great ruin exploration with amazing views. A good hike. Just what I needed.


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Iron Dike Mount Ord
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Dec 27 1993
mazatzal
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62 male
 Joined Jul 28 2004
 Scottsdale, AZ
Ord Iron Dike and Red Rock, AZ 
Ord Iron Dike and Red Rock, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Dec 27 1993
mazatzal
Hiking6.00 Miles 1,200 AEG
Hiking6.00 Miles
1,200 ft AEG
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Peak bagging day. I drove up Mount Ord to about a mile below the top and walked a mile or so up the road. There was snow/ice much of the way up. I don't think I started where the gate is now but maybe it was. There weren't as many towers on top either. I think either one or two and the fire lookout.

After Ord I drove back down and hiked along a track near the power lines and then up Iron Dike from the easy east side.

Lastly I drove up the Peeley road to a turnoff to a stock pond and went off trail over to Red Rock.
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